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    what is a firehawk

    what is a firehawk? its a stupid question but i have no idea what one is can anyone help me out

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    IM gonna make it short and sweet. A firehawk or hawk as most ppl like to call them is basically a beefed up version of the trans am WS6. Better shocks, exhaust, etc....

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    not meaning to piss off any hawk owners, but its an overpriced trans am
    2000 nhra edition formula
    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
    11.96 @113.25

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    its an ss trans am... built by slp... and if an ss is an over priced camaro then he's right... they have more subtle hood (still ram air), different wheels, come in trans am or formula styles (in ls1 times), can apprear with slp wing on t/a versions... same basic options as an SS camaro..

    they started building them in 91 (i beleive) they were bad ASS. 383 (i wanna say im right on this) m6... bad ass cars... they still made them for lt1 style ( all formys i think)... released some with lt4's (29 i think)... in my opinion an lt4 firehawk might just be the baddest factory sleeper of all times...

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    thanks now I have another car to drool over

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    predator, stick to vettes, dude. An SS trans am is a ws.6

    a firehawk is a ws.6 trans am with some extra options from SLP company. It came with even better suspension than the ws.6, better exhaust, rated @ 345 hp instead of 325, the hoods and rims are the most identifiable aspect of them. Firehawks have a more subtle ram air scoops as well as functional heat-extractors on the rear of the hood. The thin-spoke 17" chrome rims were capped with a unique firehawk center-cap [looks like a metal bird in flight]

    firehawk:


    firehawk heat extractors:


    firehawk center caps:


    ws.6:
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    hmmm built by SLP... could get and auburn rear end... different hood, wheels, and wing... optional suspension and exhaust upgrade... numbered... WU8 for an ss WU6 for a fire hawk... sounds like an SS trans am to me...

    fire bird = camaro
    formy = z28 (available in stripper models)
    trans am = not really anything
    ws6 = well since t/a doesnt go with anything an options t/a wont either
    firehawk = SS

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    ok, pissin match time...

    firebird camaro
    trans am or formy = z28
    ws.6 = factory SS [not all ss's are optioned out]
    firehawk = SLP SS

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    WTF... not all fire hawks are optioned out....

    and you cant compare a t/a and a z28...

    z... you could get a hard top... cloth... roll up windows... blah blah blah

    trans ams were all t tops.. (rumor that maybe like 2 hard tops exist)... all leather... gfx... 17 inch wheels... a z is not ont he same lvl as a t/a...

    and all 97 to 2002 ss's are slp.... i woudl almost agree with you if we were talking lt1 ws6's since slp made them...

    and ws6's never came with slp exhaust or were factory numbered... and they were made by... ASC (i think ill find out) NOT SLP!!!

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    i'll go one more step and say

    blackbird = GMMG SS

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    LOL, the more i think about it, it's like this:

    civic = corvette

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    yeah thats it... you got me on that one... ha ha... way 2 go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula
    not meaning to piss off any hawk owners, but its an overpriced trans am
    not to piss off the nhra formula editions.. but those are overpriced just as well... but like both of our cars they were limited production

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    Quote Originally Posted by predator
    WTF... not all fire hawks are optioned out....

    and you cant compare a t/a and a z28...

    z... you could get a hard top... cloth... roll up windows... blah blah blah

    trans ams were all t tops.. (rumor that maybe like 2 hard tops exist)... all leather... gfx... 17 inch wheels... a z is not ont he same lvl as a t/a...

    and all 97 to 2002 ss's are slp.... i woudl almost agree with you if we were talking lt1 ws6's since slp made them...

    and ws6's never came with slp exhaust or were factory numbered... and they were made by... ASC (i think ill find out) NOT SLP!!!
    SLP didn't do all the SS's, they could barely handle about 800 of each model every year so production went late into 2002

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    that is the first time ive ever heard that slp didnt make all the ss's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadSeason
    not to piss off the nhra formula editions.. but those are overpriced just as well... but like both of our cars they were limited production
    ill agree with above statement.

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    I like to describe the Hawks as the Firebird's version of the Saleen Mustang.


    Oh...and SLP didn't build all the SS's. There...now you've heard it twice. Early on they did, but for the later ones SLP only installed some of the options. Hurst, for example, center exit exhaust, etc. A base SS was all GM.

    So...other than overpriced, where does my LT4 fit into your little chart? PS-I got mine for $5,500 under sticker.

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    getting the hawk is like getting polo not walmart think about that

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    Early on, the hawks used to be SLP suped-up Formulas.

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    Has anyone ever seen a Firehawk/Blackhawk 430? When I was shopping for my ws6, I came across this car that a guy who ran a Ford dealership that I think he owned. Me and a friend saw it in the back, so we went in to inquire about it. Guy was real cool, he also said it was not for sale and said it came from the factory the way it sat. We asked what the 430 meant and he said horsepower. Anyway it said it on the door the same way it would say firebird or transam. Not sure of the year but it was at least a 98 or up. Has anyone ever seen this or was this some sh*t the guy had made up? He might still work there and maybe I can get some pics of the car.

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